One of the interesting concepts from Stephen King’s It (TV mini-series) was that Pennywise was revealed to be some Lovecraftian inter-dimensional creature feeding on children taking on the form of a clown while parents can’t see him.
Well, now we’ve learned from director Andy Muschietti while speaking with Yahoo! that they’ll be exploring the Deadlights dimension in the second film. Andy is expected to return as the next film will focus on a present day setting but will back and forth between timelines, allowing for the child actors to return.
“Getting into that other dimension – the other side – was something that we could introduce in the second part. In the book the perspective of the writing… is always with the Losers, so everything they know about Pennywise is very speculative and shrouded in absurdity, so I wanted to respect that mystery feeling of not knowing what’s on the other side.”
“I also wanted to leave something for the second half, so I didn’t want to get in trouble with that – going into the macroverse or that transdimensional stuff – and keep it grounded, from the point of view of the kids,” he adds
“There’s another movie to expand into that. Also, there’s a physical truth that it’s a movie that has a budget. And I didn’t want to get into a depiction of a realm that f***s up our budget, the creation of a world that will basically suck up half of our budget, and would have to sacrifice a lot of things.
“So basically it’s a balancing act, but it’s also intricately connected with the content, which is staying true to the emotional aspect of the book.”
“There will be a dialogue between the two timelines,” he explained, “which is something that I love from the book. So it’s not just the [Losers’ Club as] adults, we’re going to come back to 1989.”
The remake is getting some strong buzz and is projected to having the largest box office opening of any Stephen King adaptation. This could also lead to breaking from horror genre records as well as anticipation is extremely high for It.
It will be released on September 8th, 2017.